124 South 3rd Street, Brooklyn NY
To celebrate the launch of our seventh magazine issue, TNI has teamed up with Spectacle Theater to screen a night of rare and classic cop-themed short films.
We’ve obtained a copy of A Thief Catcher, a long rumored lost Keystone film with an extensive Charlie Chaplin cameo. Paul Gierucki, the film historian who rediscovered it at a Michigan antiques sale only two years ago, has sent us an advance copy of the full, restored digital version of the short, set to debut in a Chaplin collection later this year.
Another Chaplin film, Easy Street, sees the Tramp deputized after police lose control of their beat. Contributor Evan Calder Williams calls it “far and away the best anarchic cop film.” And Fatty Joins the Force is Fatty Arbuckle’s finest work with the Keystone Film Company.
Protect and Serve is a cop training video megamix, a compilation of golden-age police procedural tutorials, self-defense training vids, and the most nightmarish amateur footage of macings, beatdowns, and brutal assaults ever captured by the public.
Spectacle Theater is a 27-seat independent cinema at 124 South 3rd Street, Brooklyn. Tickets will be $5 at the door — get there early! — but TNI magazine subscribers will get in free. If you can’t make it to the screening at 8pm, please join us at Iona, a bar around the corner at 180 Grand Street, at 10pm.